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UK Defence Chief: We’re en route to deliver Afghanistan strategy

November 25, 2011

The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), General Sir David Richards, has said in an interview that in ten years time we will all agree the war in Afghanistan was necessary.

British soldiers work side-by-side with members of the Afghan National Police

British soldiers work side-by-side with members of the Afghan National Police during a joint operation to the east of Babaji in Helmand province. Picture: Petty Officer (Photographer) Hamish Burke, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

General Richards gave an interview about UK operations in Afghanistan to The Times newspaper, published on Thursday 24 November 2011. In the piece, CDS spoke about the reasons for the mission, the current strategy and plans for the UK’s military withdrawal.

Continues at: mod.uk – CDS: We’re en route to deliver Afghanistan strategy

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    November 25, 2011 20:07

    General Richards has said the verity, as Afghanistan war has made Afganistan a new, democratic country, where human rights are respected, men and women have the same rights, democracy is not merely a word, childs may frequent school.
    We will appreciate war benefits on time, when institutions will be democratically elected, afghan polices and afghan army will done garancy of protections.
    Our hopes are now concreting.
    Thanks warriors.
    Claudio Alpaca

  2. November 25, 2011 20:20

    On route for a strategy. Aren’t you supposed to have a strategy at the start, never mind being ‘on route’ to one after 11 years!!

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